CORVALLIS - An Oregon State University student from Molalla has earned membership in a national pharmacy honor society and has been elected secretary-treasurer of the campus chapter.

Lacee Quade, an OSU senior in pharmacy, was initiated into the campus chapter of Rho Chi this month. Quade also holds the office of community educator in the OSU Academy of Students of Pharmacy. She plans to graduate with her bachelor's of science degree in pharmacy in 1999.

Rho Chi is the first honorary society established for pharmacy, with the first chapter started in 1908 at the University of Michigan. The second national chapter was founded at OSU in 1922 and there are now 80 chapters at pharmacy colleges throughout the U.S. Undergraduates in the top 20 percent of their class are eligible for membership.

The OSU College of Pharmacy was established in 1898, after a petition drive from the pharmacists of Oregon. Graduates of the college are eligible for licensing as pharmacists throughout the United States.

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Lacee Quade, 541-754-3082